Back to reality, the truth…
Fellow blogger, David Kanigan, who is a great inspiration to me and a huge number of others, has kindly nominated me for THE BOOKER AWARD. After you’ve read this post, please do check out http://davidkanigan.com/2012/09/01/books-books-books/#respond
The Rules of this award are as follows:
1. Nominate other blogs, as many as you want but 5-10 is always a good suggestion. Don’t forget to let your recipients know.
2. Post the Booker Award picture.
3. Share your top 5 books of all time.
As a bookworm who reads at least thirty novels a year, I found choosing my five top books extremely challenging, so I cheated and threw in two trilogies as extras–my literary equivalents of after-dinner chocolates. I’ve based my choices upon which books I’ve loved so much that I didn’t want them to end.
Top Five Novels
- Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy (classic fiction)
- The Stand – Stephen King (horror)
- No Name – Wilkie Collins (Victorian Sensation Novel – precursor to Detective genre)
- Advent – James Treadwell (fantasy)
- Dances with Wolves – Michael Blake (general fiction) *
Top Two Trilogies
- Millennium Trilogy – Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, and The Girl who Kicked over the Hornet’s Nest)
- His Dark Materials Trilogy – Philip Pullman (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) (Fantasy)
* Poor old Michael Blake never gets a mention, but, for those who don’t know, the film “Dances with Wolves” is based on a beautiful novel written by one of Kevin Costner‘s friends.
My Nominees for the Booker Award